Unions

NIH Fellows demand the right to join a union.

NIH Fellows Win Recognition as Workers With the Right to Join a Union NIH Fellows Win Recognition as Workers With the Right to Join a Union

One day after a Nation story reported claims that National Institute Fellows were "trainees" not "workers," the NIH changed its mind.

Aug 14, 2023 / Peter Lucas

NIH Fellows United rally on the NIH main campus celebrating their union election filing with the FLRA on June 1.

NIH Scientists Want a Union NIH Scientists Want a Union

Faced with an organizing campaign by the United Auto Workers, the Biden administration is claiming that fellows at the National Institutes of Health—the people who do most of the a...

Aug 8, 2023 / Peter Lucas

Striking hotel workers hold placards expressing their opinion outside the Hotel Figueroa, in downtown Los Angeles.

A Political Battle Within Political Science: Which Side Is the APSA On? A Political Battle Within Political Science: Which Side Is the APSA On?

The hotel workers’ strike in Los Angeles will force members of the American Political Science Association—and Taylor Swift fans—to decide whether or not to cross union picket lines...

Aug 2, 2023 / Peter Dreier

The Case for More Strikes

The Case for More Strikes The Case for More Strikes

Unions nationwide must take advantage of their leverage and use the strike weapon more often.

Aug 1, 2023 / The Argument / Luis Feliz Leon

Community members from Brave Space Alliance, Broadway Youth Center, and Renaissance Social Services speak during the Pride Without Prejudice march on June 28, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago’s Labor Movement Is Looking Very Queer These Days Chicago’s Labor Movement Is Looking Very Queer These Days

Queer people across the Windy City are unionizing and demanding better rights at work.

Jul 26, 2023 / Adam M. Rhodes

Sean O'Brien at a Bernie Sanders ralley

Contract Talks by Teamsters and the UAW Have the Potential to Change Our Politics Contract Talks by Teamsters and the UAW Have the Potential to Change Our Politics

Upcoming negotiations by these two unions could swing the 2024 election—and help rebuild democracy.

Jun 27, 2023 / Column / Jane McAlevey

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Letters From the June 26/July 3, 2023, Issue Letters From the June 26/July 3, 2023, Issue

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Jun 10, 2023 / Letters / Our Readers

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 07: United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito poses for an official portrait at the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court building on October 7, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court has begun a new term after Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was officially added to the bench in September.

Don’t Reform the Courts. Disempower Them. Don’t Reform the Courts. Disempower Them.

The Supreme Court’s extreme anti-worker decision calls for a radical response.

Jun 2, 2023 / Jeet Heer

The west facade of the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., at dusk.

This Is Not the End of the Supreme Court’s War on Labor This Is Not the End of the Supreme Court’s War on Labor

With Glacier, eight justices sabotaged the most powerful weapon unions have: the strike.

Jun 2, 2023 / Elie Mystal

Unionizing strippers cheering at rally

Let’s Hear It for the Strippers’ Union Let’s Hear It for the Strippers’ Union

The newly unionized Star Gardens strippers are a triumph for the labor movement, proving that regardless of their profession, when workers unite, they can win.

May 31, 2023 / Antonia Crane

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